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Salutations

Welcome, to the first Dead Pancreas Anxiety post. How are YOU doing today?I’m okay – not great, not terrible. Just chilling in the grey zone as I typically do. But seriously, how are you?I genuinely want to know. My name is Rebecca, but feel free to call me Reba. Nowadays most people do. So, please, […]

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JUST ANXIETY & ME

Having been together a while, we have a routine. But it doesn’t mean our relationship lacks surprise. Anxiety has definitely continued to bring the unexpected in to my life. A lot of people do not understand what it means to live with mental illness. Some people view it as a mechanism employed to shirk responsibility. […]

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SLIP(STREAM) AND FALL

Okay. I think I may have finally digested and decompressed from my camp experience. I think. It has taken me a lot longer than I thought it would to process this year’s Slipstream. And I’m not sure I even have a solid reason why. My approach to camp was much different than last year (as […]

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STARVED FOR PERFECTION

We are living in a digital world but I am not a digital girl. And that makes me feel out of place. But, at the same time, I am not entirely sure it is a place I want to be. I’m not sure it is the place for me. Maybe I’m too fucking old. Maybe […]

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NOT QUITE THERE

I wish I had a better beginning for you. I wish there was a cohesiveness to what is to follow, but there likely won’t be. I fear it may be a bit broken. Garbled. And, possibly incoherent. For nearly two weeks I have attempted to compile, to create, to commit to paper/screen, a post about […]

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CAMP MEANS BAGGAGE

Here’s the thing, when something happens once a year, it nonchalantly makes you to look back on the year that was. And all the things that happened during the 365(ish) days between then and now. And that can be tricky business. Especially if you are someone like me. Someone with (A LOT) of anxiety. And […]

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CAMP CONSTERNATION

I wish I could pinpoint the moment I lost my ability to happily be present in public. But I haven’t yet found the one who grants wishes. I have thought long and hard about what happened and when. But I get so wrapped up in all the details that it becomes a muddled mess. I […]

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QUICK 11: MER

Who are you? Please, introduce yourself. I’m Mer (@TypeUnicorn) – a queer, plant-powered human with a busted pancreas who loves travel, giant redwoods, rescue dogs (especially senior ones!), woodstoves, unicorns (obvs!), adventures, books, San Francisco, bean-to-bar chocolate and warm beverages (especially matcha and pour-over coffee!).  I’m a pacifist with a deep commitment to self-reflection, learning […]

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STRAIGHTLINERS

No two Diabetics or People with Diabetes are the same. They just aren’t, and everyone living with the disease does so differently. And yet, I have found there is a great deal of pressure in the community. I have found there is an unspoken notion that some T1Ds are better “at it” than others. This […]

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QUICK 11: SARA

Who are you? Please, introduce yourself.  My name is Sara Crowley. I am 31 years old and I’m from Mountain Ash, in the South Wales Valleys, UK. My handle on Twitter/Instagram is @Type1Hurdles. I’ve learned over the years to view my life with Type 1 diabetes as a hurdle and not a barrier. A continuous […]

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